The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Here lieth Richard the son and the heir
Epitaph, A.D. 1455, for Richard Mansfield, his sister Isabelle and his brother
John, of Taplow, Bucks — one 8-line stanza accompanied by a 4-line prayer tag,
Subjects: epitaphs; Mansfield, Richard, of Taplow (Bucks.)
Taplow, Buckinghamshire, St. Nicholas Church, south-east corner or south chapel of chancel, brass tomb of Richard Manfeld, Isabelle Manfeld, and John Manfeld, A.D. 1455
Here lythe Rychhard þe sone and þe Eyre
Of Robard Manfeld
Squyer & Kateryne his wyfe
Wyth Isabelle hys Suster bothe yonge &
That at xix yere of age he lefte hys lyfe
Wyth yong John his
brother be the seconde wyfe
The yeer full complete of cristis
Rychard dyde þe vj day of Aprill a[nno] m[ilesimo] ccccl
God rewarde here soulys wyt eternall saluacyon
London: Arco, 1969: facing p. 131.
Ravenshaw, Thomas Fitz-Arthur Torin.
Ancient Epitaphes from A.D. 1250 to A.D. 1800.
London: Masters, 1878: 10-11.
Monumental Brasses: the memorials.
2 vols. London: Phillips & Page, 1977.
“Eight English Momento Mori Verses from Cadaver Tombs.”
Notes and Queries
n.s. 28  (1981): 494-6: 495.